Sunday, July 20, 2008


breakdown are a dj and producers collective from california consisting of reid speed and the brothers josh david and matt david. in 2005 they started throwing the 'breakdown' parties together and over the years they have focused more and more on production which was a pretty good decision as they hooked me up with a lot of material and every single track is just so slamming that i just have to post them all. breakdown already received big support for their tracks from the likes of z-trip, twocker, bass kleph as well as discodust favorites guns n bombs and rico tubbs.

the breakdown sound is very bass heavy and mainly electro house based while always keeping a fidget vibe and being much more playful than the majority of any comparable tracks with huge drops and breakdowns (no pun intended) reminding me of well arranged drum & bass and jump up tunes. first up are two banging originals which you might have already seen posted somewhere else but for a proper introduction, they need to go first:

breakdown - feel this
breakdown - do what i want

and because all of them are just too good, here are some really well done remixes of the early breakbeat hymn 'on a ragga tip' by sl2, an unreleased dj kue track featuring vocals from the n.w.a. anthem 'dopeman' (eazy-e rest in peace) and the dj dan classic 'that zipper anthem', each of them are perfect crowdpleasers:

sl2 - on a ragga tip (breakdown remix)
dj kue - don't get high (breakdown remix)
dj dan - that zipper track (breakdown remix)

and i still can't stop now, as breakdown also hooked me up with the most recent dj remix of their very own reid speed who takes you on a constantly banging bass heavy ride with her brandnew summer mix. tracklisting after the jump.

reid speed - breakdown beats the heat summer mix

show breakdown some myspace love! and once again i have to send shoutouts to get weird turn pro for first bringing breakdown to my attention. it always seems to be the same blogs where i find good music recently, always get weird turn pro and discobelle. i am not sure if this means our tastes are alike and i need to become a little more diverse or if everyone else needs to step their game up (whoa, evil eh), up to you to decide.

tracklisting for 'breakdown beats the heat summer mix':

1. the gossip - yr mangled heart (guns & bombs remix)
2. sawtooth sucka- no ordinary girl (zodiac cartel remix)
3. ? - summer in the city (proper villains remix)
4. meat katie - cracks (madox remix) lot 49
5. dada life - cash in drop out (twocker remix)
* canto della liberta - vandalism remix
6. harley schoolkid - from paris with love (breakdown remix) dug
7. edwin starr - war (cox & pullen drunk mix)
* bmore dominator (rico tubbs remix)
8. hostage - blockhead
* three 6 mafia feat dj unk - id rather get some hey! (start the violence remix)
9. rossell feat emma - dancing with strangers (miles dyson mix)
* i wanna freak you (kurd maverick remix)
10. drop the lime - good inside
* beastie boys - super disco breakin (project cyborg remix)
11. will bailey & mikey hook - body flow (donald duck dooms night mix)
* rick ross - hustlin (b. rich remix)
12. sawtooth sucka - letting go
* ryan riback - boom
* minuit - a room full of cute (rico tubs mix)
13. ol' dirty bastard - i like it raw (rico tubbs remix)
14. awesome 3 - don't go (dirty freek remix)
15. robb g - heavy (breakdown remix)
* audio porno - choochoo (bloody beetroots instrumental)
16. hatiras & flipside - get blahsted
* dj kool - let me clear my throat (luvstuff's breadbin remix)
17. kelavra & drusif - ragga muffin
18. mpi project - here i am (twocker's sniper remix)
19. kc & kelavra - bring it back (jordan naumov remix)
20. dj deekline - i don't smoke the reefer (twocker's super skunk re-rub) rat
* maxxed - riddem and culture (aquasky remix)
21. dj kue - don't get high (breakdown takes you higher vip)
22. destroy disco - fly or bounce (bart b more remix)
* groove armada - get down (calvin harris remix)
23. does it offend you, yeah? - epic last song (jack beats remix)
24. murs- to protect & entertain (crookers remix)
25. mia- boyz (hot pink delorian rmx)
26. katy perry- i kissed a girl (kue's kissed a squirrel remix)


The GIN 2 Team said...

Lets not forget the guys and girls of nerdy-frames!!!!!

I mean we did cover this band also!

Anonymous said...

Hey Aleks! I love your blog. Probably the biggest fan of it, I have every song you ever blogged about in my itunes and I spin a lot of them at parties and just love the selection. I am obsessed with this type of music (house, electro, electro house, disco, that fidget stuff kind of), and I was really wondering who you thought was the BEST producer of BANGERS. I cliche right? But as someone who constantly listens to this music (just like me), it just makes me wonder who you think is the best producer in terms of building tension and releasing it with incredible force. I have thought about it for awhile and I think the best producer of bangers is, and will always be:

SebastiAn of Ed Banger.

Following close to him:
Justice, Bloody Beetroots, Grum, Danger, maybe Revolte, Surkin kind of?

I don't know I am just really curious about who you think makes the hardest electro so far!!!

Reid said...

thanks for the luv!!!

Erotto said...

The Papua New Guinea break in "do what i want" left me so disappointed. Dudes- what is up with making plain jane house tracks and then leaving big bits o sample in the middle that are begging to be more fully remixed? That break alone originally by future sound of london (one of the most famous in house, look it up) definitely needs a modern reworking.

Danny said...

reid KILL$ it!!! ♥

Anonymous said...

Reid is awesome.. lookup one she did in july 07 its got the edge on the latest mix she did.. but the new one is still top notch

Reid said...

erroto- just to be clear, Papua New Guinea was not sampled for this track..or any of our tracks...we dont use sampled breaks other than for an occasional drum fill.
thanks for the comments!

Reid said...

thanks for the support, everyone! we really appreciate it and will keep crankin em out for your dancing pleasure :)

Carlos said...

I guess it just means that... uhm... your tastes are alike! But that's gooood taste, so keep it comin'

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